Public Policy

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Update on Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform; Council Submits Letter to Treasury on Forthcoming DAF Regulations; HUD Proposes New Elevation Requirements in Flood Prone Communities; New Updates on China's Overseas NGO Law and Conference Call This Week; Halloween Edition: Exorcising Expenditure Responsibility; New Report Examines Charitable Deduction for Non-itemizers; and more!

This letter provides input regarding forthcoming regulations on DAFs, specifically (1) the termination of private foundations into DAFs, and (2) whether recipients of grants from DAFs may treat such grants as public support to qualify for public charity status. These are important issues to our members, and we urge the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service to proceed thoughtfully when drafting regulations.

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Dynamic Scoring Released for Clinton, Trump Tax Plans; Treasury Department Eases Restrictions on Grantmaking to Cuba; HUD Lifts Up Philanthropic, International Partnerships; Princeton Settles Property Tax Challenge, Legislation Continues; Proposed Changes from the Clinton Foundation; Nonprofits Need Representation; and more!

Community Foundation Week (#CFWeek) is a prime opportunity to highlight the critical role of community philanthropy in supporting a thriving local community.

In this week's Washington Snapshot: President Obama Highlights First Department of Education Pay-for-Success Projects; State Ballot Measures 2016; Casey Family Program Provides Update on Federal Child Welfare Policy; and more!

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Bill to Delay Overtime Regulations Passes the House; Bill Introduced to Remove Restrictions on Nonprofits Political Speech; Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division Releases 2017 Work Plan; New Jersey Bill Seeks to Protect Property Tax Exemptions from Third-Party Challenges; and more!

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Congress Passes Bill to Fund Government Through Early December; Bill Introduced in House to Delay Implementation of the DOL Overtime Rules; Policy Preview: Opportunities in Child Welfare; Self-Dealing & Family Foundations: What If the Brady Bunch had a Foundation?; Minnesota Tax Decision Leading to Changes at the Local Level; and more!

Join the Council on Foundations on Tuesday, October 11, at 12pm ET for a special briefing on work at the Federal level to improve outcomes for children in need. Christine Calpin, Managing Director of Public Policy at Casey Family Programs, will highlight some current opportunities to improve Federal child welfare financing and policy.